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Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

October 23, 2013

"Let's start with ‘Bringing in the Sheeps,'" said Reverend James H. Wilbur, and in a booming voice, he led the crowd in the hymn. At 2 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2013, Fort Walla Walla Museum was transported back to 1857. On a sunny afternoon, and amidst a fall background, Reverend Wilbur engage...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

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